Author: Carles Broto
Publisher: Gingko Press
Never before has it been more important for hotel operators and designers to understand the concept of what makes for a comfortable stay. Hotels of today have to cater to ever-increasing numbers of travel-savvy customers that emanate from all corners of the globe. These are customers with a wide range of demands and expectations, particularly in relation to the level of comfort they seek. Iconic Design Hotels is packed with innovative designs that are guaranteed to redefine the concept of what a hotel should be. Concepts range from the Plush and lush to minimalist and they are presented in a way that illuminates the design perspective as well as the criteria used for gauging the comfort of customers. Thorough documentation is provided in the form of floor plans, the architects' personal sketches and notes, and gorgeous, full-color photographs.
Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors
Author: Adam D. Tihany
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
"One of the world's preeminent hospitality designers and an early pioneer of the restaurant design profession, Adam D. Tihany, shares his story and most spectacular projects in Tihany: Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors. This book offers an in-depth tour of some of the designer's most defining projects." -EditorAtLarge.com.
Author: Design Hotels
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Category: Design Hotels
The updated edition for 2015 shows design hotels from the most attractive destinations across the globe, along with exclusive information from this international network of hoteliers. Discerning travelers who thrive on unique experiences can choose from the world's most inspring hotels through this book. Featuring one-of-a-kind architecture and design by the sea, in the mountains, and in the world's greatest cities, The Design Hotels Book leads you to new exciting properties and the creative visionaries who brought them to life. With almost 500 pages of stunning accommodations, this is the most extensive edition of The Design Hotels Book to date. The hardcover showcases an exclusive selection of singlular hotels from around the world, and every perfect balance between imagery and text. The publication introduces more than 280 hotels and their makers in 185 destinations with striking architectural, landscape, and portrait photography. Detailed profiles contain information about the architecture, design, and location of each hotel as well as their distinctive features, giving readers valuable insight into the future of the hotel and luxury sectors.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. This fully updated guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Ireland has to offer, from touring historic castles to exploring the countryside along the mystical Ring of Kerry to drinking Guinness in Dublin's coziest pubs. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland, you'll find DK's famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the city's history and culture. Maps are marked with sights from the guidebook and include a street index for Dublin. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Ireland effortlessly.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Ireland. From touring historic castles to exploring the countryside along the mystical Ring of Kerry to drinking Guinness in Dublin's coziest pub, experience the best of what the Emerald Isle has to offer. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city map of Dublin includes street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland truly shows you what others only tell you.
The Story of a Movement and a Community
Author: Design Hotels
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Discerning travelers can cherry-pick from the most attractive design hotels worldwide that are presented on the book's almost 800 pages. Comprised of almost 800 pages of stunning accommodations, this is the most extensive edition of The Design Hotels Book to date. The opulent hardcover showcases an exclusive selection of the most attractive design hotels from around the world. The publication introduces more than 230 hotels and their makers. Detailed profiles contain information about the architecture, design, and location of each hotel as well as the distinctive features that make each of them so special. The Design Hotels Book also includes informative essays about hotel design concepts and the creative talents behind them that give readers valuable insight into the future of the hotel and luxury sectors.
Author: Marina Carter
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
This guide is based on our larger guide to Naples and the srrounding area, but it zeros in on the Sorrento Peninsula & the Amalfi Coast. Plush resorts on the coast and islands, Greek and Roman excavations, plus street theater and musical performances ever
Behind the Ceiling
Author: Marcel Wanders
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
First and definitive monograph on one of the most influential product, furniture and interior designers today.
Author: Stanley Vestal
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
The Santa Fe Trail was one of the two great overland highways originating in Missouri in the nineteenth century. Several decades before settlers streamed over the Oregon Trail, traders were heading southwest. The caravans carried the wares of Yankee commerce; they returned loaded with buffalo robes and beaver pelts and the rich metals of Mexican mines. The thousand-mile journey “was a perilous cruise across a boundless sea of grass, over forbidding mountains, among wild beasts and wilder men, ending in an exotic city offering quick riches, friendly foreign women, and a moral holiday,” writes Stanley Vestal. Vestal begins where the trail does. He describes outfitting for the trip, the society formed for survival, the hunt for meat, landmarks, and the dangers. He evokes the history and legends surrounding the trail at every point, including figures like Kit Carson, Jedediah Smith, the Bent brothers, and Uncle Dick Wooton.
Iconic fabric designs; stories of a handmade process
Author: Julie Paterson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, have been applied to furnishings, rugs and wallpapers and sold the world over. ClothBound is the story of Julie's most significant and well loved designs, and offers a very intimate insight into the creative process of a much loved artist, designer and maker at work in her shed.
Author: Otto Riewoldt
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Category: Architecture, Modern
In recent years there has been a remarkable evolution in the design of hotels, with mainstream hotel chains rejecting characterless functionalism in favour of style-led individualism. This book gathers together over 40 of the best examples of hotel architecture and interiors from around the world, illustrating the impressive diversity of styles and forms. Identifying the latest industry trends, Riewoldt makes plain how both chains and independents have adopted individual design strategies to enhance their brand image in an increasingly global marketplace. It features the work of Michael Graves, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck amongst other big names.
Author: Adam Tihany,Nina McCarthy
Publisher: Monacelli Pr
Internationally known architect Adam D. Tihany has created some of the world's best-known restaurant and hotel interiors. His famous integrated design approach -- in which he links architecture, interior design, graphics, furniture, and tableware design -- is evident in each one. Energy, excitement, and spontaneity, along with careful consideration of the smallest details, characterize Tihany's works. This first monograph on the architect features more than forty of his restaurants and hotels as well as designs for furniture, china, and tableware, including his famed Bombay Sapphire martini glass. The riotous colors and forms of Le Cirque 2000 and the classically modern composition of Jean Georges, both in New York, represent two important aspects of Tihany's work. Other renowned projects included -- all presented in color photographs and the designer's sketches -- are the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Monte's spectacular four-story private club in London, the Time Hotel in New York, the fashionable restaurant Gundel in Budapest, and Tihany's own Venetian restaurant, Remi, with locations in Santa Monica and New York. The architect's accompanying project descriptions are lively and engaging, sharing not only the design and realization of the works but the circumstances and personalities involved, and make it clear that his restaurants, while offering entertainment, are also architecture of the highest caliber.
heart of the California wine country
Author: Virginie Boone
Publisher: Northland Pub
This award-winning book takes the reader through the breathtaking vineyards and quaint charm of California's renowned wine region. A listing of wineries and tasting rooms is included, along with reproductions of the region's legendary wine labels.
Monocle's latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel--and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded. Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about--and staying in--plenty of hotels. They've put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerings from international brands in New York, Tokyo and beyond. At the heart of everything has been one guiding principle: to find stop-ins that get the simple things right and understand the value of thoughtful hospitality. In this brand-new book, Monocle reveals not only its 100 favourite hotels but also how you could start number 101 on its list with a wealth of advice and insight into what owning and running a perfect establishment involves. From stunning photography and illustration to snappy essays and sharp observations, The MONOCLE Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways delivers a complete review of everything from escapists' boltholes to third spaces for entrepreneurs.
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Open Road Media
A “masterful . . . brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam (Zadie Smith, The Guardian). It’s 1955 and British journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule. But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection. Then comes Alden Pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA. Devotedly, disastrously patriotic, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states. But as Pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing. Although criticized upon publication as anti-American, Graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, in a few short years, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism (The New York Times).
Author: Michal Ronnen Safdie
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America
The Western Wall in Jerusalem is undoubtedly recognized as the most sacred and important place in Jewish biblical history and evokes the deepest emotions in millions of Jews the world over. When you stand at the Western Wall, you stand at the center of ancient Israel and at a place where Jewish pilgrims have come for thousands of years. Michal Ronnen Safdie presents an intimate photographic portrait of the Wall and the people who come to pray, to see, to touch, or just to share in the experience of being in its presence. During the course of a day, the Wall receives thousands of different people from as many different cultures and walks of life. Scores of activities take place there, and this book captures them as only the eye of a skilled photographer can: brides and grooms arrive at dusk on the way of their wedding to pose for the perfect wedding shot; a Jew wearing Tefillin holds a video camera in his free hand, pausing in his prayers to capture his own special moment at the Wall; thousands of excited young boys amass at the Wall as they lay Tefillin for the first time. Ronnen Safdie captures the mounting excitement as crowds of people blanket the plaza to celebrate numerous celebrations: religious holidays such as early sunrise prayers for Shavuot, national ceremonies such as Memorial Day, and political events such as the end of a three-day fast by hundreds of Israelis protesting the bloodshed in the region. In contrast there are intimate moments of individuals at the Wall. Photos of everyday life around the Wall show people passing by its shadow on their way to market, and laundry from nearby homes dries in the heat of the Jerusalem midday sun. Combined with this are rare views of Moslems at their holy Friday prayer atop the Temple Mount, while Jews are seen praying below at the foot of the Wall.
Author: Juliet Rix
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Category: Gozo Island (Malta)
Packed with historical and archaeological facts from the Stone Age to the Romans, the Knights Hospitaller to World War II, it also showcases the islands' wildlife (and bird-watching opportunities), summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino.
Author: Studio GAIA,Jonathan Morr,Andrew Yang
Publisher: Visual Reference Pub Inc
Everyone who's ever experienced hip hospitality in Manhattan knows the work of Studio GAIA. From the cool noodle eatery Republic, to ultramod-'50s-diner Cafeteria, to sushi salon Bond St., and Harlem hot spot Jimmy's Uptown, Studio GAIA designs the places to see and be seen. Hotel - Restaurant - Bar - Club Design features twenty-seven projects from Manhattan and around the world with 280 full-color images plus renderings. Studio GAIA was founded by llan Waisbrod, who developed the firm's unique philosophy of "interior architecture." Today the company's creative team includes designers from six countries. Studio GAIA is based in New York City.